This book explores the growth of complementary medicine and its increasing use by the medical profession. It also examines the appeal of complementary medicine, its safety and efficacy and the direction that research into this fascinating topic might take in years to come.
Concise and comprehensive -- many of the books available on this subject do not review or evaluate the empirical literature in any detail; this book provides a critical, comprehensive and balanced review of the current literature.
-- Accessible -- the literature on complementary medicine is scattered through many medical, psychological and sociological journals; this book draws together this literature into a single source and acquaints the reader with its general features.
"The strength of this book is its psychological side." (Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal, 1999)
Theories and Therapies.
Pathways to Complementary Medicine.
The Use of Complementary Medicine.
Complementary Medicine and the Medical Profession.
Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Patients of Complementary Practitioners.
Consultations with Orthodox and Complementary Practitioners.
The Placebo Effect in Orthodox and Complementary Medicine.
Research Methods and Research Problems in Complementary Medicine.
The Quality of Medical Information and the Evaluation of Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Chiropractic.
Evaluation of Herbalism, Homeopathy and Naturopathy.
Adverse Effects of Orthodox and Complementary Medicine.
A Research Agenda.
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 7th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 16.05
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1